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Driver installation errors and "error parsing c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\config parser returned error 0x80004
Steve Kale
Steve Kale
Posted 2016-03-08 14:03
Hi

I am trying to get two applications running in Crossover for Mac. One is DCA Pro (link) and the other is MCP2221 Utility (link).  Initially I was trying the latter first and ran into difficulties because I was being asked to install .NET Framework v2 or latter and couldn't accomplish this.  I then moved on to the former which had .NET v4 on the install disk.  It progressed fine until it came to driver installation which failed.  I went back to the latter and installed it into the DCA bottle which had .NET v4 installed into it.  Again a driver installation error.  

I see both programmes in Crossover and can launch each but I receive the error mentioned above in both instances.  

The two utilities are meant to operate with attached USB devices.

Ideas?

Thanks in advance

Steve
J-P Simard
J-P Simard Omniscient Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate, Rank 4
Posted 2016-03-08 14:42
A few ideas:

1) If you want to install .net, and have any chance of a proper install, you have to use the installation from the "Runtime Support Components". Unless your software has a crosstie, .net won't be installed automatically, but you should still install it from Crossover's interface. (more here:  https://www.codeweavers.com/support/docs/crossover-mac/install-windows )

2) USB: What I understand is that your stuff needs USB, hence the "driver" issue. The problem is, USB support is almost inexistent, and has been in said state for a long time. It's different with printers and joysticks because they go through the OS's system. Things like GPS, glucose monitors, or USB-to-UART/I2C serial converter, probably aren't going to work. You can try the following if you're up to it:http://www.codeweavers.com/support/wiki/mac/faq/usbtoserial . Your mileage will definitely vary with luck (good or bad).
Steve Kale
Steve Kale
Posted 2016-03-08 15:44
Hi

Thanks for the response.  Bad first link?

Re USB sounds like I'm going to struggle. The MCP2221 utility is to program a USB-UART controller.  The other interfaces with a USB device.  Sounds like your second link is only for the brave.

Do you think Bootcamp or Parallels would work?

Thanks again

Steve
J-P Simard
J-P Simard Omniscient Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate, Rank 4
Posted 2016-03-08 17:21
As for the first link, it's the damn ")" fault... remove that and it will work. :P

I'm a Linux user, but yeah, I'm pretty sure bootcamp will work, as you're dual-booting and running windows on bare metal.

Virtual machines will work too. I update my GPS with Virtualbox (it's free) all the time.

Either way, you will need a windows licence.
Steve Kale
Steve Kale
Posted 2016-03-09 11:54
Thanks a lot

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